The Northern Football Netball League wishes to announce its proposed return to play dates for its junior football and senior netball competitions.

Following the State Government’s announcement that full-contact competition can resume for people aged under 18 years from June 22 and for adults from July 20, the NFNL has proposed the following dates for its junior football and netball competitions to commence.

• Junior Football – Sunday July 12
• Netball – Friday July 24

Based on the proposed dates, the 2019/20 NFNL Summer Netball preliminary finals will be played at La Trobe University on July 24, followed by the grand finals at the same venue on July 31.

The 2020 Winter/Spring season will commence on Friday August 7, with venues to be determined.

The final competition structure for all football and netball competitions will be provided in the near future.

Please note, the proposed start dates are based on current information and may change based on further announcements from the State Government regarding crowd numbers.

Return to Play protocols will be distributed to all clubs once they have been received from AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria respectively.

The NFNL sanctioned a return to club training from Friday June 5 and all clubs are reminded they must adhere to the Return to Training guidelines, as previously provided from the NFNL.